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A makeup-loving, lipstick-obsessed Canadian who can't stop writing. I'm a copywriter by day and this is what I do for fun. I'm also a founding member of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers group at beautybloggers.ca.
For years, Make Up For Ever has been known for their highly pigmented eyeshadows. And now they’ve improved on an already stellar formulation with the new Artist Color Eye Shadows*.
“A professional-level pigment-loaded shadow with unprecedented 12 hour wear, available in 121 vivid shades and five unique finishes.”
With 121 shades to choose from, the choice is tough. You can pick from matte, glitter (diamond), metallic, satin or shimmer (iridescent). These are $22 CAD for 0.08oz, only a dollar more than the previous, circle-shaped version.
But you probably will want more than one, right? Well good thing Sephora has bundle deals!
– US $29 ($36 value)/CAN $37 ($46 value) for 2 Eyeshadows & any size palette.
– US $39 ($53 value)/CAN $50 ($68 value) for 3 Eyeshadows & any size palette.
– US $49 ($70 value)/CAN $63 ($90 value) for 4 Eyeshadows & any size palette.
– US $59 ($104 value)/CAN $77 ($134 value) for 6 Eyeshadows & any size palette.
The magnetic palettes come in many sizes, from XS to XL, which can fit both the Artist Color Eye Shadow and Face pans. Shown above is the XL palette which fits 6 shadows.
The shades in my palette are in a variety of finishes like matte, shimmer, metallic and glitter. This is a great, versatile combination using the three mattes as a base, transition and contour shade, while using the more shimmery shades for the lid and outer V.
Using the Fig shade on my lid, I created the gorgeous plum look. I love how easy it is to blend out these shadows.
I used the silver brown metallic in the outer V and it had this surprising, almost wet look!
I was impressed with MUFE shadows before, but I am even more impressed now! These are smooth, highly pigmented and blend like a dream.
Grab a few Make Up For Ever shadows next time you’re shopping at Sephora, you definitely won’t regret it. What shades do you have your eyes on? I think my next purchase will include the matte orange and watermelon shimmer!
Might as well make it official… I will no longer be updating this site. It has been a wild ride over the past few years: I helped create a beauty blogger network, I attended countless events (including my fave, IMATS LA), and of course I got to meet some amazing people (like my fave travel pals Kaitlyn and Chelle). This decision didn’t come easy though, and I will continue to host this site until next spring for archive purposes.
Some of you may know, I recently started a new job as Chief Creative Officer (copywriter) at a small ad agency in Toronto. It is a huge opportunity and I am diving in head first! It also means I need to focus on my career and any down time I have (what’s that??) will be spent helping mentor junior creatives in the industry and speaking at events.